After a series of unsuccessful and embarrassing encounters with women, Ben, a young bisexual, returns to the gay world and develops an intense relationship with Sam, a black man struggling with deep wounds. As the summer progresses and their intimacy grows, Ben's past comes to the surface. It is a film of love, of great pain but also of immense joy, with two actors who relive parts of their experiences. A sensual and profound film, a debut to keep an eye on.
Matthew Fifer is a Brooklyn-based writer, director and actor. He studied theory and philosophy and trained with Sherrybaby's director Laurie Collyer. He has collaborated on short films, commercials and feature films including The Avengers and A Late Quartet. In 2016 and 2017 it was mentioned in IndieWire's Top 10 list for the best web series of the year. Cicada is her feature film directorial debut.
Kieran Mulcare is a graduate of the UNC School of the Arts. Best known for his portrayals of Ruben on the Netflix/Marvel series "Jessica Jones" and White Rabbit in "Gotham" produced by Fox/DC, he has also appeared in "The Blacklist", "Law and Order: SVU", "Broad City", "The Following" and the independent shorts Olfactory and Jewish Girls Are Easy. He recently starred in the Showtime series "The Loudest Voice". Cicada is his directorial debut.
Montaggio/Editing Kyle Sims, Matthew Fifer
Fotografia/Photography Eric Schleicher
Scenografia/Production Design Chris Weihart
Suono/Sound Gisela Fulla-Silvestre
Musica/Music Gil Talmi
Interpreti/Cast Matthew Fifer, Sheldon Brown, Sandra Bauleo, Jazmin Grimaldi, Cobie Smulders, Scott Adsit, Michael Potts, David Burtka, Jo Firestone, Jason "Freckle" Greene
Produttore/Producer Jeremy Truong, Ramfis Myrthil
Produttore associato/Associate producer Adam Peryer